Press Releases

MFJ Statement on Justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor has not received justice. The decision to only charge one of the police officers involved with her killing is bad enough. The fact that the charge is for property damage rather than murder is further proof that we cannot rely on a criminal justice system that refuses to hold the police accountable for …

MFJ Statement on the police murder of Daniel Prude

The details are always a little different, but the results are all too often the same: police officers confront a Black man for nothing much at all, and the Black man ends up dead. The officers go about their jobs and living their lives. This is how Daniel Prude died in March. This time it …

Mobilization for Justice Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake

This brutality must stop! We condemn the racist, brutal attack on Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back at least seven times by police officers – in front of his children –  in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to, once again, emphasize that Black Lives Matter! …

MFJ Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C. T. Vivian

The fight for equality and racial justice has lost two great titans, Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian. Both worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s, risking their lives to ensure freedom for millions of Americans. Throughout their lives and careers, Lewis and Vivian continued to serve as activists, advocates, educators and allies for social progress. Lewis’ voice from the podium and Vivian’s from the pulpit always championed equality, justice, and freedom.

Mobilization for Justice Statement on Elijah McClain’s murder

Yet another Black life taken without punishment or consequences. In August 2019, police officers in Aurora, Colorado, confronted 23-year-old African American Elijah McClain as he walked home from a convenience store. In the 15 minutes that followed, the officers tackled McClain to the ground, and put him in a “carotid” chokehold, completely cutting off blood …

Mobilization for Justice Statement on Rayshard Brooks’ murder

When will it stop? Rayshard Brooks, an American 27-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Department officer on the evening of June 12, 2020. Mr. Brooks had fallen asleep in his vehicle at a Wendy’s drive-through. Despite the fact that tens of millions of people around the world have been marching …

NY Consumers Are Susceptible to Unfair & Deceptive Business Practices

A new report from the National Consumer Law Center finds that New York State statutes are relatively weak when it comes to protecting consumers against deceptive practices. A bill recently introduced by State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, which MFJ supports, would strengthen consumer protections by clearly defining what constitutes unfair, unlawful or deceptive acts, eliminating the …

Advocates Urge Governor to Declare State of Emergency for Access-A-Ride on Anniversary of ADA

Mobilization for Justice, which has been actively involved in challenging the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s failure to provide reliable and safe paratransit services for people with disabilities, joined the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) on July 26, 2017 in calling on New York Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency for Access-A-Ride.  AARRG! Members read from …

MFY Legal Services Becomes Mobilization for Justice

It’s official! MFY Legal Services (MFY), which began in 1963 as the legal arm of Mobilization for Youth, a large anti-poverty program on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has changed its name to Mobilization for Justice. Our new name honors our past as part of Mobilization for Youth and reflects our expanded focus. Read …

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